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We believe careers in the tourism industry are incredible, but these opportunities are often misunderstood or simply not known.

To help the tourism industry attract the best and brightest talent in the future, we have engaged tourism professionals from across the sector to get their take on tourism as a career. You can view the video content below, or head to our social media channels to see more and engage with us there. These videos cover everything from sales and marketing careers, HR, operations and front-line tourism roles. They show the breadth and depth of career paths in tourism and the passion these professionals have for what they do.

It is our goal to provide tourism businesses with a sustainable pipeline of talent coming into the industry by increasing the understanding and knowledge about the sector.  This maybe through educating professionals in other industries, running our own training programs, or helping young people see tourism as a viable and reputable career path to choose.

Tourism Talent is your one-stop shop to attract and find future talent.

  • Ben Mead Holidays of Australia & the World

  • Phillipa Harrison CEO Tourism Australia

  • Gina Paladini Tomahawk

  • Rene de Monchy Tourism New Zealand

  • Kathy Turner Goway Travel

  • John O'Sullivan Experience Co

  • Lynda Keene TECNZ

  • Tim Cossar Te Puia 1

  • The Interview with Tracey Goodall Great Journeys NZ - Kiwi Rail

  • The Interview with Matt Wong, Owner of I-Fly Indoor Skydiving NZ

  • The Interview with Les Morgan C.O.O. Sudima Hotels

  • A reminder of why we love tourism.

  • Antz Longman, Digital Marketing - Tourism Central Otago

  • Five minutes with Melissa Alexander

  • Five minutes with Heidi Gillingham from HJ Hackett Bungy NZ

  • Why do you love tourism?

  • Tourism Transforming Roadshow March 2019

  • Brad Burnett, GM Hotels & Tower, SKYCITY Entertainment Group

  • Adith Almeida, Sales & Revenue Manager at Millbrook Resort

  • Five minutes with Brad Burnett, GM of Hotels and Tower at SKYCITY Entertainment Group

  • Five minutes with Loren Heaphy, GM Destination & Attraction at ChristchurchNZ

  • Five minutes with Allyra McGrath, Sales Manager, Skyline Queenstown

  • Diversity in Tourism

  • Five minutes with Matt McDonald, F&B Operations Manager at Millbrook Resort

  • Five minutes with Adam Taylor-Eruera, Tourism Sales Advisor at Auckland Zoo

  • What do you love about working in tourism?

  • Five minutes with Bradley Garnett, Market Manager for an Online Travel Agent

  • Five minutes with Jake Downing, Tourism Manager at Weta Workshop

  • Five minutes with Kenny Wynter, Sales Executive at Ziptrek Ecotours

  • Five minutes with Dylan Rushbrook, Managing Director of Tourism Talent

  • Five minutes with Nicola King, Marketing Coordinator, Lake Wanaka Tourism

  • Five minutes with Anna Black, Executive Director of General Travel

  • Advice for someone new to the tourism industry

  • What was your first paid job?

  • Where has you tourism career taken you?

  • Tourism Talent teaser

“Working with Tourism Talent gave us great confidence as we know that they have strong industry knowledge and connections which ultimately led to a placement that was super relevant and successful. Their care and communication was also excellent.”

Travis DonoghueGM Waitomo Group – Tourism Holdings

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Dylan speaking at the TIA Tourism Summit as part of the people and skills panel #tourismtalent #passionforchange
Huge congratulations to the finalists in the inaugural Employer of Choice at this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards. 
AJ Hackett Bungy
GCH Aviation
SKYCITY Entertainment Group
Sudima Hotel

Tourism Talent is proud to be sponsoring this award and supporting great examples who are showing leadership in promoting tourism as an outstanding career! 
Listening to the panel talking about Iwi Involvement in Tourism. How do we get more Maori youth in to tourism careers? #tourismsummit19